Jim Wallace

Former Liberal Democrat MSP for Orkney Islands

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Recent appearances

  • Scottish Parliament written answers — Ministerial Visits: Ministerial Visits 28 Mar 2007

    To ask the Scottish Executive whether it will list the official visits made by Scottish ministers to Orkney since the inception of the Parliament.
  • Scottish Parliament: Scotland in the United Kingdom 22 Mar 2007

    Deputy Speaker, this has been a lively debate—one might think that an election was in the offing. I am delighted to wind up for the Liberal Democrats in support of a motion that expressly encourages me to set out the Liberal Democrat position. I thank Margaret Curran for her generosity in conceding time to me to make what will be my last speech in the Parliament, eight years after being...
  • Scottish Parliament: Scotland in the United Kingdom 22 Mar 2007

    Of course we take part. I have sat at European Council of Ministers meetings articulating a Scottish case on justice matters. By all means, let us make a case for the union on the grounds of a stronger economy and securing greater influence on foreign policy. Let us not do it by pandering to and fostering a dependency culture. Let us also make a simple case for Britain, in keeping united a...

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Profile

Former Liberal Democrat MSP for Orkney Islands, Former Liberal Democrat MP for Orkney and Shetland

Entered the House of Commons on 9 June 1983 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 14 May 2001 — General election

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election

Left the Scottish Parliament on 2 April 2007 — Election

Also represented Orkney and Shetland

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 May 2001.

2. Remunerated employment, office, profession, etc.
Member, Faculty of Advocates (ceased practice on election in 1983).
Occasional broadcasting.
4. Sponsorship or financial or material support
My constituency secretary is partly funded by the Scottish Parliament and my Parliamentary Assistant in the Scottish Parliament is funded by the Scottish Parliament.
5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
3 March 2000, my daughter and I attended the Brit Awards as guests of the British Phonographic Industries. (Registered 21 March 2000)

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